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HISA Breakfast – The future state of clinical decision support

WHEN: April 5, 2016 @ 7:00 am - April 6, 2016 @ 7:00 am

WHERE: Melbourne & Brisbane

Melbourne **SOLD OUT**
Date: Tuesday 5 April 2016
Time: 7.00am for a 7.30am start, until 9.00am
Venue: Rydges Melbourne,186 Exhibition St, Melbourne
Brisbane **SOLD OUT**
Date: Wednesday 6 April 2016
Time: 7.00am for a 7.30am start, until 9.00am
Venue: Rydges Southbank, 9 Glenelg St, Brisbane

HISA in partnership with Wolters Kluwer UpToDate invites you to attend a breakfast presentation and networking opportunity. Building off last year’s Evidence Base Medicine Series, these breakfast events will explore the future state of clinical decision support.

The sessions will highlight the rapidly changing healthcare environment which is seeing a convergence of clinical knowledge, patient data, and technology. Clinical decision support is evolving rapidly as clinical data and analysis tools become more readily available and sophisticated. Leveraging off existing clinical systems and knowledge bases, how can information be streamlined and delivered to clinicians to better enable their decision making and ensure improved outcomes and quality of care? And what is the future model of clinical decision support given rapid changes in technology?

Join our keynote presenters who will share international and local perspectives and case examples as we explore this topical area.

breakfastMarkDr Mark Santamaria – Emergency Physician, The Alfred *Melbourne only*

Mark is an Emergency Physician with over 25 years experience in public health, both in Australia and England. The last 15 of those years he has been appointed at The Alfred Emergency and Trauma Centre in Melbourne, Australia, gaining expertise in the critical decision making demands of a busy, and complex, tertiary emergency medicine setting. Apart from this clinical role, Dr Santamaria is an active member of the team responsible for the transition to an electronic health record (EHR) at Alfred Health. This includes the interpretation of the clinical environment into electronic workflows that can be developed and implemented for the Emergency Department. Outside of The Alfred, he is working with HISA to develop a Clinical Informatics group with the aim to promote like-minded clinicians to share knowledge and participate in the e-health evolution that is occurring in Australia.His ambitions are to reduce the variance in healthcare delivery across Australia, and to improve the balance between productivity demands and the quality of care provided to individuals.

Dr James WileyDr James F. Wiley II MD MPH – “Transforming Clinical Decision Support for Tomorrow’s Healthcare” *Melboure and Brisbane*

Dr. Wiley is Senior Deputy Editor (in-house physician editor) for Adult and Pediatric Emergency Medicine at UpToDate, the world’s leading on-line clinical decision support resource with 300+ million topic views annually and one of many points of care clinical solutions provided by Wolters Kluwer Health. In this role, he maintains the quality of the Pediatric Emergency Medicine and related General Emergency Medicine content and ensures that it is continuously updated with the latest evidence from the medical literature. He is a Professor of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine at the University Of Connecticut School Of Medicine and is an attending physician at the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center Emergency Department. He completed a residency in Pediatrics and a fellowship in Pediatric Emergency Medicine at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. He earned his medical degree from Duke University School of Medicine and his Masters of Public Health from the Yale School of Medicine.

Mal ThatcherMal Thatcher – previous CIO Mater Health Services Brisbane / Queensland Health CHIO *Brisbane only*

Mal has over 35 years IT experience in both the public and private sectors, including the last 11+ years as a healthcare CIO. Most recently, Mal held the position of Chief Health Information Officer for the Queensland Health Department during 2014 and 2015 and prior to that appointment was the Chief Information Officer and Executive Director for Infrastructure at Mater Health Services Brisbane for over 10 years. For the past 7 months, since leaving Queensland Health, Mal has been studying full-time to complete a PhD from QUT, which he started in 2009. The title of his thesis is “A framework of information technology governance controls in acute healthcare”. Mal holds an honours degree in computer science from The University of Queensland, a Master’s Degree from the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) and completed a Certificate Program in Leadership Strategies for IT in Healthcare from Harvard University. Mal is currently an Adjunct Professor in the Faculty of Science and Engineering at QUT and was the inaugural recipient of QUT’s Outstanding Alumni Award for the then Faculty of Information Technology.

Who should attend:

  • Clinicians
  • CIO’s and Health IT implementers
  • Health informaticians and data analysts
  • Private and Public Healthcare administrators and policy makers

Register today for these unique breakfast events. HISA members will receive first preference.

We look forward to welcoming and seeing you at these events.

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